| | Re: Some Skype customers lose numbers
"Martin Jay" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> [Note: crossposted to uk.telecom, uk.telecom.broadband and
> "Up to 10,000 Skype customers have to change their SkypeIn number by
> 20 December, an email to customers advised last night.
> By way of recompense, it also offered affected punters a year's free
> service with voicemail and a grovelling apology.
> According to the email, Skype is having to 'return some of the 0207
> SkypeIn numbers' to their suppliers, though it makes no mention of
> why, or to whom, these numbers need to be returned.
> It seems numbers starting '020 7870' are affected, which Ofcom shows
> are allocated to a company called Gamma Telecom. Skype leased these
> numbers from an intermediary called GCI Telecom, who tell us that they
> are still in negotiations with Skype regarding the numbers, and have
> promised us a fuller explanation real soon now.
> Skype's message board is full of complaints from users about to lose
> their numbers, who have printed up business cards or even '...
> had to
> pulp a mailshot to 3,000 people, already stuffed, stamped, and ready
> to go, with first class stamps stuck on'."
but this is ramping.
> Martin Jay